Basic & Clinical Medicine ›› 2015, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (9): 1289-1292.

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Pilot use and assessment of a virtual patient system - PUMC-DxR Clinician system


  • Received:2015-04-09 Revised:2015-06-12 Online:2015-09-05 Published:2015-09-07
  • Contact: Xue-jun ZENG

Abstract: Objective The aim of this study was to explore the application of virtual patient system in medical education in China. Methods Forty-one medical students were recruited to take part in a 5-week pilot use of PUMC-DxR Clinician system, and to finish ten virtual cases totally. At the end of the pilot use, all students were required to complete a survey about PUMC-DxR Clinician system. Results General assessment scored 3.71±0.72,novelty scored 4.66±0.62,usability scored 3.51±0.87,practicality scored 4.00±0.87,and all of them were over 3 points. According to the survey, 95.1% students agreed that this kind of virtual patient system is suitable for clerkship, intern, or junior resident, and 80.5% students agreed that it is suitable to teaching. Conclusion PUMC DxR Clinician system shows good practicality and usability in this pilot use, whose value is mainly based on the training of clinical reasoning.

Key words: simulated case teaching, Standardized Patient (SP), Virtual Patient, PUMC-DxR Clinician system

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